Hello everyone! I have been an ICU nurse for 9 years (I came to nursing late in my life) and have taken the CCRN 2 times and have not passed. The first time I was unprepared and I was not surprised when I missed it by 4 questions. The second time I took it I was more prepared but by the time I left the testing site my temp was 101 and I felt like I had been hit by a truck and again missed it by 4 questions!
I was sick and devastated at the same time. I have an incredible amount of test anxiety to begin with; and now not passing twice has just made my anxiety go through the roof!! I am taking it again in January and I am looking for some advice. I have watched Laura Gasperis twice and I just purchased Pass CCRN. I started looking at the Pass CCRN and the information is incredibly detailed. My weak area is cardiac because the unit I am on does not do much cardio. The book is crazy detailed and I don't remember the questions being anywhere near as detailed as the book. Any secrets on how to study for the cardiac section and/or suggestions on other types of study material would be so appreciated! I know I will pass this time but I want to do so with flying colors and not by the skin of my teeth!